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Old 02-25-2021, 06:26 PM   #1
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What is the "best side" of Rocksprings to be on for the most exotics with the larger ranches?
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Old 02-25-2021, 06:55 PM   #2
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Depends depends depends. If you’re looking for a place lmk
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Old 02-25-2021, 07:14 PM   #3
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If your trying to buy, avoid the area completely. Junction is a better place for exotics IMO.
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Old 02-25-2021, 07:24 PM   #4
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Great hunting in rock springs. Lots of axis and black buck.
And cheaper too
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Old 02-25-2021, 07:25 PM   #5
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Good luck finding a place, the Californians are buying the place up.
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Old 02-25-2021, 07:34 PM   #6
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It`s my understanding that this last snow/ice frigid weather had a drastic affect on the axis and blackbuck populations . I`ve heard 30%-40% on large ranches to 90% of small ranches . It`s going to take a while to recoup those kinds of losses .
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Old 02-25-2021, 08:54 PM   #7
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It`s my understanding that this last snow/ice frigid weather had a drastic affect on the axis and blackbuck populations . I`ve heard 30%-40% on large ranches to 90% of small ranches . It`s going to take a while to recoup those kinds of losses .
Happy to report 0% on my 103 acres in Rocksprings. My neighbor also had 0%.
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Old 02-25-2021, 08:57 PM   #8
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What do you consider a larger each?

There’s a bunch of smaller ones in the 50-200 acres all around there. Seems like the last 10-15 years buying a 4000 acre place and splitting it into 40 100 acre places is the popular thing to do.
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Old 02-25-2021, 09:37 PM   #9
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What do you consider a larger each?

Thereís a bunch of smaller ones in the 50-200 acres all around there. Seems like the last 10-15 years buying a 4000 acre place and splitting it into 40 100 acre places is the popular thing to do.
unfortunately that is the in thing right now
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Old 02-25-2021, 10:11 PM   #10
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i had only one lost to the cold but i was feeding and busting ice that whole week too.
i havent seen any californians out there, they are buying up around Fredricksburg. there are a lot of deep SE texas and louisiana folks though.
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Old 02-25-2021, 10:20 PM   #11
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If your trying to buy, avoid the area completely. Junction is a better place for exotics IMO.
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Old 02-25-2021, 10:21 PM   #12
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unfortunately that is the in thing right now
Does that help in any way shape or form?
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Old 02-25-2021, 10:49 PM   #13
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Does that help in any way shape or form?
Lol, I like the areas North & East of town myself.

Just south is beautiful too but a lot of rough areas south and west.
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Old 02-25-2021, 11:06 PM   #14
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Keep in mind that areas west of Rocksprings got hit hard by anthrax last year.
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Old 02-26-2021, 06:26 AM   #15
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What is the "best side" of Rocksprings to be on for the most exotics with the larger ranches?
There are NO DEER or EXOTICS in the Rocksprings Area
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Old 02-26-2021, 06:36 AM   #16
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It sounds like a lot of high fence places from what I’ve seen on several groups on Facebook are the ones that got hit. One guy had talked about how he was in the same area but had many many natural shelters and windbreaks for the animals when he set his up and didn’t loose any animals. Seems like high fence ranches need to think about those things, since they cut off animals being able to get to natural cover if they don’t have good windbreaks on their place.
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Old 02-26-2021, 06:38 AM   #17
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Seems like I was off topic. Look around Telegraph. There was a good variety and many numbers on a place we used to hunt. Out of Menard towards ft mckavett also has plenty. Axis all over if that’s what your looking for.
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Old 02-26-2021, 08:10 AM   #18
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I got 300 acres in telegraph, we had large numbers of axis up until abt 3 yrs ago neighbors started trapping and selling them.... trap close to me got pulled out last year was just starting to see a few axis this fall, about to go next week see if the freeze got anything besides my pipes. Wondering if the large axis loss i keep hearing about is gonna have them trapping selling again to replenish high fence folks
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Old 02-26-2021, 08:19 AM   #19
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We are 20 miles North as the crow flies. Tons of axis and none were lost in the freeze.
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Old 02-26-2021, 08:21 AM   #20
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It`s my understanding that this last snow/ice frigid weather had a drastic affect on the axis and blackbuck populations . I`ve heard 30%-40% on large ranches to 90% of small ranches . It`s going to take a while to recoup those kinds of losses .
I lost 20% on my 100 acres but I also have a resident herd of about 50-60. Lost 1 blackbuck.

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Old 02-26-2021, 08:49 AM   #21
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What do you consider a larger each?

Thereís a bunch of smaller ones in the 50-200 acres all around there. Seems like the last 10-15 years buying a 4000 acre place and splitting it into 40 100 acre places is the popular thing to do.
Yep spoke to many realtors. They are all doing this around the area. Mostly West of rocksprings
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Old 02-26-2021, 09:22 AM   #22
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What do you consider a larger each?

Thereís a bunch of smaller ones in the 50-200 acres all around there. Seems like the last 10-15 years buying a 4000 acre place and splitting it into 40 100 acre places is the popular thing to do.
The land owner on my previous lease has done this with two of the properties on his land.
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Old 02-26-2021, 09:25 AM   #23
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It sounds like a lot of high fence places from what Iíve seen on several groups on Facebook are the ones that got hit. One guy had talked about how he was in the same area but had many many natural shelters and windbreaks for the animals when he set his up and didnít loose any animals. Seems like high fence ranches need to think about those things, since they cut off animals being able to get to natural cover if they donít have good windbreaks on their place.
Here is what I heard, not sure if it is true. Some say the ones that got hit the hardest were the ranches that spent a bunch of time removing a bunch of cedars and underbrush on their land and just left the oak trees. These happen to be the the places with a high fence as I would assume the folks that can afford a high fence can also afford more clearing of their land. I think this sounds the most plausible since the animals would have no way to get out of cold with no dense area's or under brush.
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Old 02-26-2021, 09:27 AM   #24
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Keep in mind that areas west of Rocksprings got hit hard by anthrax last year.
I will agree with this but it seemed to be very spotty based on what I read. However the area's that got hit is absolutely unbelievable which makes it very scary. There are stories that I have read where people say as soon as they get to their gate all they smell is death and the sky looks like a sea of black from all the vultures.
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Old 02-26-2021, 11:09 AM   #25
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I got 300 acres in telegraph, we had large numbers of axis up until abt 3 yrs ago neighbors started trapping and selling them.... trap close to me got pulled out last year was just starting to see a few axis this fall, about to go next week see if the freeze got anything besides my pipes. Wondering if the large axis loss i keep hearing about is gonna have them trapping selling again to replenish high fence folks
This! Used to be on a lease in that area. They started trapping on our place & then using helicopters in the area too.
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Old 02-26-2021, 10:37 PM   #26
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Rocksprings is good. I had a place there for 10 years and really like it. Get with Western Hill Country and Glynn will tell you about the area. He’s from there and very knowledgeable.
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